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Eivind Buene - Biography

Eivind Buene studied pedagogics and composition at the Norwegian State Academy of Music from 1992 to 1998, and in 1999 and 2000 he was composer in residence with the Oslo Sinfonietta. Between 2000 and 2010 he has been a freelance composer living and working in Oslo, writing for a wide array of ensembles and orchestras. He has recieved commissions from among others Ensemble Intercontemporain, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Fondation Royaumont and a variety of scandinavian orchestras and ensembles. Apart from writing music for soloists, ensembles and orchestras, Buene also frequently engages in collaborations with improvising musicians, developing music in the cross-section between classical notation and improvisation. Eivind Buene studied pedagogics and composition at the Norwegian State Academy of Music from 1992 to 1998, and in 1999 and 2000 he was composer in residence with the Oslo Sinfonietta. Between 2000 and 2010 he has been a freelance composer living and working in Oslo, writing for a wide array of ensembles and orchestras. He has recieved commissions from among others Ensemble Intercontemporain, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Fondation Royaumont and a variety of scandinavian orchestras and ensembles. Apart from writing music for soloists, ensembles and orchestras, Buene also frequently engages in collaborations with improvising musicians, developing music in the cross-section between classical notation and improvisation.

Buene's music has been performed at prestigous venues like Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonie and Carnegie Hall. His debut as a stage composer came in august 2006 with the one act chamber opera September based on Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler. In addition to music, Buene has written music critique and essays, and he made his literary debut with the novel Enmannsorkester in 2010. Buene is currently a fellow in the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme with the project Critical Repetition.


Formal studies:
1992-1998: Music Pedagogics and composition at the Norwegian State Academy of Music

Participation in masterclasses and seminars:
2004: Fondation Royaumont (Asnieres sur Oise)
2004: Gaudeamus Music week (Amsterdam, jury selection)
2002: Stage d'ete, IRCAM (Paris)
2001: Helmut Lachenmann (Grieg academy, Bergen, Norway)
1999: Salvatore Sciarrino (Grieg academy, Bergen, Norway)
1997: Brian Ferneyhough (Grieg academy, Bergen, Norway)

Participation at festivals (excerpt):
Gaudeamus (Amsterdam 2004), Nordic Music Days (Reykjavik, 2006 Copenhagen/Malmö 2004), International Chamber Music festival (Stavanger 2004-2006) Magma Festival (Berlin 2002), Music Biennale Zagreb (2002), Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (2002) Ultima (Oslo 1998 - 2005), Young Nordic Music festivals (Copenhagen, Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo, Reykjavik 1996 - 2000)

Performed by numerous ensembles and orchestras such as the Oslo Philharmonic Orchetra, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, The Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Athelas ensemble Copenhagen, Nordic Voices, Oslo Sinfonietta, The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Cikada.

Recordings (excerpt):
Second conversation with J.S (Tanja Orning, Albedo 2005)
Anatomic Notebook (Ning ensemble, Aurora 2004)
Intermission (Ning, 2004)
Delta Ground Duo (Fabra 2004)
Fragmentarium II (Ametri Quartet, Aurora 2003)
Seven types of ambiguity (Poing, Royal Records 2003)
Objects of Desire (Oslo sinfonietta, Albedo 2002)
Deaths and Entrances (Oslo Sinfonietta, Aurora 2001)
Micromusic (Kyberia, Simax 2001)

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